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Cal State Fullerton's Department of Theatre & Dance offers multiple pathways for student success in theatre, including:
- Theatre BA
A buffet-style training model centered on electives which include acting, musical theatre, dance, movement, stage management, design, dramaturgy, playwrighting, directing, theatre education, and more! BA students are encouraged to audition and/or participate in all campus productions. (The BA degree path does not require an audition; applicants who do not pass the BFA audition process will be offered a space in the Theatre BA program.)
- Musical Theatre BFA concentration
A rigorous, conservatory-style model with a well-balanced curriculum of acting (for stage and camera), singing (including foundational music skills and 8 semesters of private voice), and dancing/movement (celebrating all levels of skill and diversity of style). Fourth-year students can expect to travel to NYC for industry workshops and performances with Broadway professionals.
- Acting BFA concentration
A demanding, conservatory-style model with emphasis on modern realism, diversity of theatrical style/genre, and global theatre education (as well as acting for the camera, directing, and voice/movement for the actor).
- Devised Performance and Physical Theatre BFA concentration
A brand new program that invites student actors to explore their own creative voices and develop theatre from the ground up – authentically merging voice, movement, music, and text into an exciting new form of performer-driven theatrical collaboration.